National Stress Awareness Month: Tips to Combat Daily Stressors


The month of April ushers in spring weather, but it also brings with it Stress Awareness Month. According to the American Medical Association, stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease.1 Extreme stress – whether it’s due to finances, work, family or other reasons – can take a toll on an individual, both physically and emotionally. Given this, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that 75%-90% of doctor’s visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints (e.g., headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety).2

Dr. Lindsay Henderson, a therapist who sees patients via virtual video visits on LiveHealth Online, will share tips to help you de-stress, and can offer advice on managing stress in the long term.

About Dr. Lindsay Henderson:
Henderson Profile PhotoLindsay A. Henderson, PsyD is a Psychologist who treats patients virtually using LiveHealth Online. She has a decade of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both outpatient and hospital settings. Prior to leaving the Boston-area in 2016, Dr. Henderson was a Staff Psychologist within the Child and Adolescent Division at McLean Hospital and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School specializing in the treatment of adolescents and their families. She was also active in the training of psychology students within this academic hospital setting. She holds a doctorate in psychology from William James College in Boston, MA.

1. American Medical Association/HeartMath
2. American Institute of Stress

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